Avia BH-2

The Avia BH-2 was a single-seat sports plane built in Czechoslovakia in 1921. Originally intended to be powered by an Indian motorcycle engine, this was found to be unsuitable and a Bristol Cherub was fitted instead. It is uncertain today whether the aircraft ever actually flew in either configuration.

Role Sportsplane
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
Number built 1


General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 5.34 m (17 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.00 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Indian motorcycle engine, 13 kW (18 hp)

Performance Armament


  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 86.
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 86.
  • Němeček, V. (1968). Československá letadla. Praha: Naše Vojsko.
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